Could Georgia TE Brock Bowers Be the Next George Kittle? Daniel Jeremiah Weighs In

The buzz around Georgia tight end Brock Bowers had one NFL Draft expert comparing him to George Kittle. Should Bowers be a top-10 pick in April?

Going into the 2024 NFL Draft, the buzz around Georgia tight end Brock Bowers has made him one of the best prospects at his position in a long time. He’s got everything an NFL team would want out of a tight end, whether catching the ball in the passing game or blocking in the running game.

At least one popular analyst believes he’s not only the best tight end in the 2024 NFL Draft; he’s one of the top players in the entire class.

Brock Bowers Compared to NFL Star George Kittle

Bowers’ 2023 campaign was statistically the worst of his career, mainly due to missed time from an injury. He returned after missing a month of action and still played at a high level. The Georgia tight end finished with 56 receptions for 714 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games.

NFL Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah had high praise for Bowers after his exceptional three-year career with the Bulldogs. He compared his skill set to San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, a four-time NFL All-Pro with over 6,000 receiving yards.

“He’s easy to grade. He’s one of the 10 best players in the draft. Size-wise, speed-wise, he compares favorably to [George] Kittle. Plays with tenacity, especially with the ball in his hands. Everything he does — separating, climbing the ladder — is easy, and the run-after-catch is special.”

Outside of concerns related to the ankle injury last year and being a bit undersized for the NFL, Bowers appears to live up to every expert’s expectations of him.

The only problem is it is hard for a tight end to be picked in the top 10, even in the first round at times. Jeremiah brought up the question of where he could land.

“The question is where he goes in the draft. You look in the league and see a lot of top tight ends going on Day 2,” he said. “A lot of teams are saying, ‘Okay, we don’t have to get that top guy.’ That, coupled with the savings you get taking a premier position in the top 10, it’s tough to place him with how high he’s going to go.”

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Earlier in the week, Jeremiah had Bowers landing with the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 18 in his mock draft. The Seattle Seahawks at No. 16 have also been in the conversation to target Bowers given their perceived weakness at tight end.

It’s undoubtedly a storyline that will be followed closely during the NFL Draft process. Where will a potential once-in-a-generation tight end land? While he may not go in the top 10, a playoff-caliber team could select Bowers, making a move that could tip that team into Super Bowl contention.

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